Roy Halladay Died from Blunt Force Trauma, had Drugs in System

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According to Spectrum Bay News 9, his blood-alcohol content was 0.01 percent. His body also had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and a drug typically used to treat insomnia.

Halladay spent the final four of his 16 major league seasons with the Phillies, retiring in 2013 after chronic back and shoulder problems had hampered his last two years in baseball. More than 50 nanograms per milliliter of zolpidem is considered by the FDA to be "capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident" and Halladay's level was 72 nanograms.

Halladay was killed in Holiday in November of past year.

The two-time Cy Young Award victor was flying his personal plane - an ICON A5, which is an amphibious two-seat plane with foldable wings - when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey, the Times reported.

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Whether Halladay had prescriptions for these drugs is something we don't know.

The official cause of Halladay's death was blunt trauma - he had rib, leg, liver, lung and spleen injuries - and drowning.

It notes that morphine can sometimes appear in the system as a result of heroin use, according to TMZ sports.

The autopsy on former Toronto Blue Jay Roy Halladay revealed that he had morphine and amphetamine in his system at the time of his fatal plane crash in November, according to the report obtained by TMZ. He went on to pitch a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 divisional series.